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The outstanding students from Yangon Region who passed excellently the matriculation exam for 2015-2016 academic year, were honoured by the Regional Government, Friday.

22 outstanding students and 6 schools and 3 townships in the highest passing rate were awarded at the event. 

The passing rate of Yangon Region for 2016 matriculation exam is 33.21% while passing rate nationwide is 29.92%. 

Philippine President appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would "be happy" to eliminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country. PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT, RODRIGO DUTERTE"Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now there is three million, what is it, three million drug addicts, there are. I'd be happy to slaughter them. At least if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have (me).

The 37th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) kicked off in Nay Pyi Taw, Today. This year theme is “Vibrant AIPA for a Progressive ASEAN Community”. Heads of AIPA member delegations, AIPA, ASEAN and IPU Secretary Generals, the dignified persons and invited guests joined the event. Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and President of AIPA Mahn Winn Khaing Than gave a welcoming speech. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi then gave a keynote address.

President U Htin Kyaw sent a message to the 37th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA). In his message, the President expressed his delight that AIPA has chosen “Vibrant AIPA for a progressive ASEAN Community” as the theme of the 37th AIPA General Assembly. ASEAN has opened up a new Chapter in the history with the establishment of the ASEAN Community on 31st December 2015 and embarked on a new vision “ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together” as a roadmap of the ASEAN Community.

According to a press conference held by the province's Suichang County, a landslide in east China's Zhejiang Province had left 27 people missing as of 09:00 Thursday, including a village official while relocating villagers.The landslide occurred around 17:30 Wednesday in Sucun Village in Suichang County, following a heavy downpour brought by Typhoon Megi. Some 20 houses in the village, about 37 kilometers from the county seat, were destroyed and the structures were swept away. The rescuers pulled out three people, and another 10 got away by themselves.

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Updated on: 1:09PM, September 30 2016
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  • Temperature: 31 °C
  • Wind: South, 9.3 km/h
  • Pressure: 1007 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 71 %
  • Visibility: 8 km
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